The Wilmington Art Association is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for area visual artists to gain community recognition through shows and exhibitions. It offers a forum wherein artists, local craftsmen, and people interested in the visual arts can exchange ideas, learn from each other, and contribute to the community. It provides educational programs, demonstrations, and lectures, which will lead to better public understanding and appreciation of visual arts.

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CONGRATULATIONS to all the 2023 WAA Spring Show accepted artists!

Our annual Spring Show list of participating artists is now available!

The Wilmington Art Association (WAA) 41st Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale features an exhibition of new works by artists from Wilmington and surrounding areas. The show is the Official Art Show of the North Carolina Azalea Festival, and will be held at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, 120 South 2nd Street, Wilmington.

There will be an Opening Reception held April 7th from 6pm to 9pm. The show will be open daily April 8th  -15th from 10am to 5pm, and April 16th from 10am to 4pm.

The WAA is pleased to have Ginny Lassiter as the 2023 Juror/Judge for the show. A native of Wilson, NC, Ginny Lassiter has always been a creative soul. She’s a potter, she paints, she sketches, and she designs fabrics. She graduated from East Carolina University, majoring in art with an emphasis in design. In 2002 she opened Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC, a large gallery catering to both locals and visitors to the coastal Carolinas. She sold the gallery in June of 2022. Lassiter has created a sophisticated body of work. Her paintings, often textural and almost always abstract, are primarily expressionist in nature, sometimes influenced by architectural structures, forms and spaces.